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Egypt court sets trial date for Al Jazeera journalists
Egypt court sets trial date for Al Jazeera journalists

Cairo's criminal court set the verdict date for the retrial featuring three Al Jazeera journalists to July 30, in a trial that has brought Egypt plenty of international attention.

30 Jun 2015 13:25

Egypt plans smart village in Uganda
Egypt plans smart village in Uganda

Egypt plans to build a smart village in Uganda, which will attract a number of investments, from IT to hospitality...

By Zurah Nakabugo 29 Jun 2015 08:43

Egypt launches WhatsApp service for metro users
Egypt launches WhatsApp service for metro users

CAIRO: Metro commuters in Egypt will now be able to make complaints and suggestions about their metro experiences by directly messaging videos or pictures to the metro's management over WhatsApp...

18 May 2015 11:59

The mobile revolution in Africa
The mobile revolution in Africa

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

17 Apr 2015 15:25

Calling Africa's journalists...
Calling Africa's journalists...

CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 Awards...

17 Apr 2015 06:41

The eight criteria that distinguish B2B markets from B2C markets
The eight criteria that distinguish B2B markets from B2C markets

WASHINGTON DC, US: The B2B market is different in fundamental ways from the B2C sector. This article discusses the eight key criteria that distinguish B2B markets with implications that directly affect market research...

By Priority Metrics Group, via Ashlan Bonnell 28 Mar 2015 12:21

Egypt court postpones Al Jazeera journalists' retrial
Egypt court postpones Al Jazeera journalists' retrial

A Cairo court postponed on Sunday the retrial which features two Al Jazeera journalists, Canadian national Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian national Baher Mohamed, to a session later this month.

9 Mar 2015 13:16

Egyptian billionaire Sawiris promises to keep Euronews neutral
Egyptian billionaire Sawiris promises to keep Euronews neutral

PARIS, FRANCE: Egyptian telecoms and media magnate Naguib Sawiris, who is set to take a majority stake in Euronews, pledged on Friday not to interfere in coverage by the pan-European TV news channel....

2 Mar 2015 07:35

Al Jazeera journalists' retrial postponed to March 8
Al Jazeera journalists' retrial postponed to March 8

The trial involving Al Jazeera's journalists Canadian national, Mohamed Fahmy, and Egyptian national, Baher Mohamed, was postponed in a session on Monday to March 8...

24 Feb 2015 13:43

[Design Indaba 2015] Africa Is Now 2015
[Design Indaba 2015] Africa Is Now 2015

This year, in the second edition of its Africa Is Now project, Design Indaba traces the contours of an uprising of grassroots creative collectives on the continent...

17 Feb 2015 14:53

Egypt court releases Al Jazeera journalists on bail
Egypt court releases Al Jazeera journalists on bail

An Egyptian court has ordered the release of detained Al Jazeera journalists Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy on bail...

13 Feb 2015 09:33

Jailed journos: Greste freed, now for Fahmy and Mohamed
Jailed journos: Greste freed, now for Fahmy and Mohamed

NEWSWATCH: CAIRO, EGYPT: With Peter Greste freed from jail in Cairo, efforts are now directed at getting his colleagues freed as well...

2 Feb 2015 07:08

Baa-a-d-d sheep... Egypt slammed for 'sham trial'
Baa-a-d-d sheep... Egypt slammed for 'sham trial'

NEWSWATCH: Three Al Jazeera journalists imprisoned in Egypt are to be retried. Their original trial (the 'evidence' included footage of sheep and horses) has been slammed as a sham by international media and the international community...

2 Jan 2015 07:44

Egypt court to hear jailed Jazeera reporters' appeal
Egypt court to hear jailed Jazeera reporters' appeal

CAIRO, EGYPT: Egypt's top court hears an appeal today by three jailed Al-Jazeera journalists as expectations of their release grew amid a thawing of Cairo's ties with Qatar, the channel's base...

31 Dec 2014 10:11

Australian journalist marks a year in Egyptian jail
Australian journalist marks a year in Egyptian jail

CAIRO, EGYPT / SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste marks a year in prison in Egypt today, with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop downplaying hopes that he will be released before a 1 January appeal...

29 Dec 2014 09:53

Take a walk on the wild side
Take a walk on the wild side

The opportunity to create memorable and effective advertising has never been greater, says Chris Thomas, chair and CEO of the BBDO network in Asia, the Middle East and Africa...

15 Dec 2014 07:04

Research reveals Egypt's mobile app users are predominantly young
Research reveals Egypt's mobile app users are predominantly young

A new Arab Advisors Group survey of Egypt's mobile application users revealed that 75% of adult mobile apps users in Egypt are younger than 34 years of age...

24 Nov 2014 12:02

SA schools get opportunity to enter Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity 2015
SA schools get opportunity to enter Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity 2015

Schools in the Middle East have an opportunity to enter the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity 2015 through the FP7 School Print Competition. Entries close on 11 December 2014...

18 Nov 2014 10:38

Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy
Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy

LONDON, UK: Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ says...

5 Nov 2014 11:06

Jailed Al Jazeera journalists get retrial date
Jailed Al Jazeera journalists get retrial date

Al Jazeera has announced that there's finally a retrial date for its journalists in jail in Egypt. On 1 January 2015 the imprisoned journalists will have the appeals against their convictions considered... (video)

23 Oct 2014 14:10

Development Diaries launches The Social Media Awards Africa
Development Diaries launches The Social Media Awards Africa

The Social Media Awards Africa (SMAA) is a premier continental initiative, launched to recognise and celebrate excellence, creativity and the impact of social media...

22 Oct 2014 08:13

Jumia Egypt, Sony announce partnership success
Jumia Egypt, Sony announce partnership success

One of the first brands to sign up for Jumia Egypt's shop-in-shop concept was Sony, and the retailer has reportedly already noted a significant increase in sales of its products...

21 Aug 2014 13:45

Vodafone Egypt, Ericsson to enhance network quality in Cairo
Vodafone Egypt, Ericsson to enhance network quality in Cairo

Ericsson has recently partnered with Vodafone Egypt, signing a three year managed services agreement to deliver network field maintenance services to improve the quality of its network covering...

6 Aug 2014 06:29

Egypt court says "devil guided" jailed Al Jazeera journalists
Egypt court says "devil guided" jailed Al Jazeera journalists

An Egyptian court that jailed three Al Jazeera journalists for alleged ties with Islamists said on Tuesday that "the devil guided" the group to spread false news defaming the country...

23 Jul 2014 07:26

Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed
Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed

The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.

18 Jul 2014 09:05

Media freedom requires commitment to truth
Media freedom requires commitment to truth

Freedom of expression has been placed at the top of the international media's agenda by events in Egypt and the UK during the past 10 days...

By Pallo Jordan 5 Jul 2014 11:53

JWT Cairo appoints new ECD
JWT Cairo appoints new ECD

Marketing communications brand, JWT, has appointed award-winning Abdelsalam Abdelsalam as Executive Creative Director in Cairo.

9 Jun 2014 12:48

Jumia Egypt launches 'shop-in-shop'
Jumia Egypt launches 'shop-in-shop'

Niyi Aderibigbe, reporting on Ventures Africa, says that Jumia Egypt has launched 'shop-in-shop', an online shop for retailers.

4 Jun 2014 11:49

Laine Barnard
The story of the African consumer

Trying to define the average African consumer is near impossible. Tastes and shopping habits are unique to each country, with differences found between regions and even cities within a country.

By Laine Barnard 3 Jun 2014 08:59

Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa
Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa

Famous Brands, which owns Steers‚ Wimpy and Debonairs, plans to open 243 new restaurants in the coming year after reporting record turnover and profit for the year. It is also planning to enter Angola and Ghana.

By Zeenat Moorad 20 May 2014 06:29

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